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Find out what it takes for families across the nation to attain a secure yet modest standard of living. Use the calculator

The recovery will never reach workers if the Federal Reserve prematurely raises interest rates. EPI research shows what’s at stake. Read the fact sheet

13.5 million salaried workers would directly benefit from the Department of Labor’s proposal to raise the overtime salary threshold to $50,440 in 2016. Here’s a breakdown of who they are. View the breakdown

EPI’s new interactive map shows what individual states and localities are—or are not—doing to counter the erosion of the federal minimum wage. Explore the map

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